Registered Nurse

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by AristaCare

Hillsdale, PA 15746
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Purpose of Your Job Position The primary purpose of your job position is to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility during your tour of duty. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Delegation of Authority As Nurse Supervisor you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Job Functions Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. Duties and Responsibilities Administrative Functions + Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility. + Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department. + Ensure that reference material (i.e., PDR'S, Federal and State Regulations, etc.) maintained at the nurses' stations is current. Recommend written material that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident. + Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current and reflects the day to day nursing procedures performed in this facility. + Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedures Manual. + Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department. + Periodically review the department's policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc. Make recommendations for revisions to the Director. + Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents' total regimen of care. + Ensure that all nursing service personnel are in compliance with their respective job descriptions. + Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility's quality assurance program for the nursing service department. + Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing Services. + Periodically review the resident's written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident's written discharge plan as required. + Assist the Director in planning the nursing services portion of the resident's discharge plan as necessary. + Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the department's services, programs, and activities. + Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required. + Complete accident/incident reports as necessary. + Interpret the department's policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required. + Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary. Committee Functions + Attend various committee meetings of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Quality Assessment, etc.) as required. + Assist in preparing written and/or oral reports of the nursing service programs and activities to submit to such committee(s) as directed. + Provide information to the Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee as requested. + Participate in developing the agenda for the Care Plan Committee meetings as necessary. + Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge plans and make such plans available to the Care Plan Committee as required or as may be necessary. + Implement recommendations from established committees as instructed by the Director. + QAPI + Knowledgeable in data collection, data analysis methodology, and performance improvement methods needed to support and lead performance improvement projects + Collaborate with the quality committee and senior leaders to prioritize and develop QAPI efforts + Lead performance improvement projects and provide education and coaching in order to build needed skills in others to lead PIPs + Participate in multidisciplinary QAPI activities + Knowledge of current Performance Improvement Initiatives Personnel Functions + Ensure that a sufficient number of licensed practical and/or registered nurses are available for your tour of duty to ensure that quality care is maintained. + Ensure that a sufficient number of certified nursing assistants are available for your tour of duty to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident. + Develop work assignments, and/or assist in completing and performing such tasks. + Delegate to each Charge Nurse the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform his/her assigned duties. + Ensure that all nursing assistants are enrolled in or have graduated from an approved nursing assistant training program. + Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. + Make daily rounds of the nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to the Director. + Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Director. + Ensure that established policies and procedures, including dress codes, are followed by all departmental personnel. + Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Director as required or as may be necessary. + Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to ensure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents. + Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. + Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or to assist in the improvement of services. + Review and evaluate your department's work force and make recommendations to the Director. + Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining your shift's staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Director concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc. + Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status. + Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents. Nursing Care Functions + Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc. + Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions. + Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort them to their rooms as necessary. + Make rounds with physicians as necessary. + Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians' orders, etc., on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations. + Inform the Director when physician visits are not made in a timely manner. + Consult with the resident, his/her family, and the resident's physician in planning the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary. + Notify the resident's attending physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident's condition. + Visit residents on a daily basis in order to observe and evaluate each resident's physical and emotional status. + Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed nurse, a certified nursing assistant, and/or a nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedure. + Review nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident's response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident's wishes. + Provide direct nursing care as necessary. + Start IVs, obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered. + Take TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as necessary. + Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary. + Report problem areas to the Director. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action. + Keep the Director informed of the status of residents and other related matters through written/oral reports. + Assist the Charge Nurse in monitoring seriously ill residents. + Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures. + Ensure that all RNs and LPNs on your shift comply with written procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies. + Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled. + Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician orders, and adherence to stop order policies..... click apply for full job details

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